Brewed by Erdinger Weissbräu
Style: German Hefeweizen
Erding, Germany
Serve in Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 2279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
The Premium Weissbier at the top of its class. Not only in the context of the Erdinger assortment Erdinger Weissbier with fine yeast applies undisputed as the classical authors, as the white beer absolutely. It is brewed with fine yeast after a delivered prescription and naturally strictly after the Bavarian purity requirement. Today still without the traditional bottle fermentation one does not do here: Three to four weeks it lasts, until the Erdinger Weissbier with fine yeast matured. For the production only finest raw materials are used. Experience of many years and constant quality controls guarantee beyond that the unmistakable taste. A Weissbier for all, those the unforgettable good taste love.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
strafefire (8) - - FEB 1, 2013
As far as introductions to beer styles go, the first time I became officially aware of the existence of wheat beer was during a field trip to Antwerp, specifically visiting an Argentinian steakhouse in the city. Being first year geography students who had been on a coach driving from Bangor in North Wales to Antwerp all day, we were hungry, shy, self conscious and, perhaps unsurprisingly ready for beer. Hoegaarden is personally responsible for a drunken 3am phone call to my dear mum from one of my friends, demanding that I personally come too reception and open the front door. Woops, wrong number... Fast forward two weeks from this incident, and after a week of drinking the white nectar by the firkin, I discover that exists several variants of wheat beer, including a large supply of German examples of hefenweizen in the nearby tesco’s. Erdinger holds pride of place as the first example of German wheat beer I ever tried, and frankly have never looked back since. Pouring a beautiful off cream approaching a slightly golden hue, Erdinger produces a mighty head which shakes hands with the nostrils on first sip, and absolutely sticks around fr the party. Banana bread, slight hint of cloves, and a subtle but wonderful waft of sweet weetabix, Erdinger is not particularly forthcoming in its nasal charms (not exactly surprising given the fifteen foot of mousse floating on top), however the taste buds start atinglin’ once the volatiles finally punch through. In the tasting, again the suggestion of cloves banana bread comes through, backed by a ever so slightly citric acidity and a rich, malty sweetness similar to Horlicks. It is a flavour profile I can only describe as the equivalent to a beer version of a cup of Ovaltine, giving a rich satisfying feeling of well being, while at the same time extremely thirst quenching. Essentially a smile in a pint glass. On the palette, Erdinger has just the right balance between creamy richness and fizzy refreshment to give that fabulous thirst quenching characteristic wheat beers pull off with such ease and grace. One word to the wise however, the slice of orange is not particularly recommended in weizens...the Belgian examples might have adjuncts that work well with the citrus, but the Teutonic example works best alone. Happy sipping!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (1084) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 21, 2016
One of those you suddenly realise you haven’t rated. 500ml bottle at Phoebe’s, Jimei, China on 10 June. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt with a hint of bubblegum. Sweet finish. Not as good as I remember it from 10 years ago.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cristobal37 (706) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 18, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2016 Fruity strawberry and stale malt aroma. Huge carbonation and head. Oily and flavor dominated by grassy malts. Pretty bad weizen. So far Pikantus was the only good beer I?ve had from Erdinger. Won?t be trying their others any time soon. Definitely skip this.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NikitaDE (30) - Minsk / Schweinfurt, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2016
Looks good, big, 2-minutes lasting foam, golden-brown color, average carbonation. Smell is like fallen leaves in the sour water in the basement of german uncle Axel, unpleasant. Taste is watery and just a little bit banana, dough and grain. Aftertaste is firstly almost no, but after few swallows something..0. As a result - very poor beer...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pongauer (46) - Maassluis, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2016
Not an excellent beer. If you are looking for a good weizenbeer, there are better ones out there

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2724) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUN 11, 2016
On tap at a Vietnamese restaurant in Berlin, Germany. Hazy, gold with an an off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of lemon, yeast, light fruit and white bread. Taste of yeast, lemon, white bread and light fruit. Medium/light body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozzatoadisback (54) - ITALY - JUN 11, 2016
Slightly darker than golden, a bit cloudy, lots of bubbles floating to the top. Healthy and stable white head which shows good retention and some lacing. Aroma has soft malts (white bread), strong banana, bubblegum and a hint of lemon. Taste has a soft malts base, fruity esters (mainly banana), a pleasant and not invading bubblegum feel and a hint of clove. Finish is rather dry for the style with maybe a slight grassy note, brings freshness and helps atttenuating the overall obvioulsy sweet feel. Light body, average crispness, smooth and easy but still quite lively mouthfeel. A good Hefe that feels very easy and refreshing but not too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wolfcarnival (231) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 11, 2016
bottle. i remember first drinking this for a week solid in tilburg with craig the first year we went to incubate. bands didnt start until late so we just spent all day in pubs getting shitfaced then by the evening we were so cunted we made dicks of ourselves at every gig. really fun holiday even tho we had big fights and lost tons of money
anywayz this pours hazy yellow with a foamy lasting head. yeasty bready aroma with lemonpeel. balanced taste of banana bread, orange, and sour tangy finish. sweet and filling and delicious

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Skarecrow (43) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2016
On tap. Slight grainy aroma. Pours with golden color and reasonable head Not much finish and a little watery. Also slightly oxidized and metallic but this is probably due to being on tap. An OK lager but nothing mind blowing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 16, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PintjeFritz (99) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2016
Three labels on the bottle but without information about the hops, malts or drinktemperature in detail. The website is terrible - only sales.... A cloudy golden beer with a small head, yeast is dominated, no hoppy or malty, honey, finish is very short, the Erdinger Urweise is the better alternative here, (I have a 0.5l bottle with batch L151309 1355 and best-before 06-2016)

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